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Page 189 - exposure of the naked body, even in summer. Give all your attention and effort to restore breathing by forcing air into, and out of, the lungs. If the breathing has just ceased, a smart slap on the face, or a vigorous twist of the hair will sometimes start it again, and may be tried incidentally, as
Page 186 - 1.—Remove all obstructions to breathing. Instantly loosen or cut apart all neck and waist bands; turn the patient on his face, with the head down hill; stand astride the hips with your face toward his head, and, locking your fingers together under his belly, raise the body as high as you can without lifting the forehead off the ground (Fig-
Page 48 - The Hudson Bay Company have for many years entirely excluded spirits from the fur countries to the north, over which they have exclusive control, 'to the great improvement,' as Sir John Richardson states, ' of the health and morals of their Canadian servants, and of the Indian tribes.
Page 47 - troops are about to move under extreme cold; part of the duty of the corporals being to smell carefully the breath of each man on the morning parade, and to turn back from the march those who have indulged in spirits, it having been found that such men are peculiarly subject to be frost-bitten and otherwise injured.
Page 227 - marks can be taken from the paper on drawing-room walls, and marks where people have rested their heads, by mixing pipeclay with water to the consistency of cream, laying it on the spot and letting it remain till the following day, when it may be easily removed with a pen-knife or brush.
Page 208 - Hydropathic Appliances. WATER, applied in the various modes in which it may be, is one of the most potent of remedies. Wrongly applied, it may be productive of great harm. The following are a few general rules which should always govern its use:— 1. Never bathe when exhausted or within three hours after eating, unless the
Page 55 - its own responsibility and its own weakness. It is not a beating, it is a fluttering heart ; its mechanism is perfect, but each fibre of it to its minutest part is impregnated with a substance which holds it in bondage and will not let it go.